Care Manager - ER/OR/MDR

Your Opportunity:

You’re an experienced, well-organized healthcare manager with a real-world understanding of patient workflows. Bringing excellent communication skills, you will act as a coach and mentor, as you lead a busy, multi-disciplinary team who provide emergency care, as well as medical device reprocessing.

With sound critical thinking and a commitment to ethical decision-making, you can bring out the best in your team. Alberta Health Services (AHS) needs someone like you for the role of Acute Care Manager in the northern Alberta community of Lac La Biche.

The St. Paul Healthcare Centre, also known as St. Therese, is located in the growing, multicultural community of St. Paul, Alberta. This facility offers a comprehensive range of healthcare services from initial diagnostic work through active treatment and rehabilitation.

Discover a veritable outdoor playground in the abundant lakes and rivers, rich forests, and unique Iron Horse Trail – over 300 kilometres of reclaimed railroad used for hiking, biking, horseback riding, quadding and winter snowmobiling. St. Paul is “A people kind of place,” with plenty of sports, arts, and social activities for individuals and families, with post-secondary education available locally through Portage College and Blue Quills University.

If you need to move in order to start working in this role, relocation assistance is available.

AHS is Canada’s first and largest province wide, fully integrated health system, and has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 employers, Alberta’s Top 75 employers, and a Top Employer for Young People and Diversity.


As the Acute Care Manager, you will be responsible and accountable for direction, team leadership and organization over the activities of the ER/OR and MDR Departments, as well as supporting the vision, mission, and business plan of Alberta Health Services. Reporting to the Site Manager, you will make unit-level decisions and have direct leadership responsibility for the effective deployment of resources contributing to the achievement of patient- and family -centred care.

As the Manager, you will be responsible for developing and maintaining strong working relationships with key stakeholders, facilitating change management, promoting team development, teamwork, and coordinating staffing and clinical work. You will maintain an effective framework for the patient care operations to effectively utilize information and facilitate the delivery of quality assurance. Leveraging creative approaches to patient care, you will foster a culture of high-quality, collaborative care within the community.

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited Registered Nursing program with a current registration with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA).
  • 5 years’ experience in a nursing role in Acute Care, ER and OR.
  • Basic Life Support (CPR) required.
  • Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required.
  • Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale (CTAS) required.

Additional Required Qualifications:

  • Leadership skills, comfort with the decision-making process.
  • Organization, prioritization, and time management skills required.
  • Proven track record of building and maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, coach, mentor, and inspire others.
  • People management skills and the ability to develop cohesive, high-functioning teams.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Completion of Sterile Supply Technician Theory Program.
  • Conflict resolution and mediation skills are a definite asset.